A Thai ceiling panel circa early 1900s is one of many unique finds at Golden Triangle’s sidewalk sale this weekend.
Go Girl Launch Party Thursday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Go Girl Travel Network, a resource for globe-trotting women, hosts its launch party at Gallery Bar in River North tonight, with internationally-inspired appetizers and signature cocktails featuring Hendrick’s Gin, Solerno, and Lillet Rose. $25 advance tickets at eventbrite.com; $30 at the door. 738 N. Clark St., 312-929-2658
Golden Triangle Annual Sidewalk Sale Thursday, August 15-Friday, August 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, August 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Browse Golden Triangle’s array of eclectic collectibles, rare furniture, and Asian and European accessories at the luxury showroom’s only public sale. This year, the outdoor event also features a DIY annex, which will comprise unique tiles, fabric fragments, ornate pieces of architecture, and more, just waiting to be crafted into something new. 330 N. Clark St., 312-755-1266
Journelle Road Trip in Chicago Friday, August 16-Saturday, August 17; 12-6 p.m.
High-end lingerie purveyor Journelle transformed a vintage Airstream into the Grey Lady, a luxe salon and lounge space, and is taking it cross-country. It stops in Chicago this weekend, offering Windy City women sips of Champagne and the chance to shop the NYC-based boutique’s best sellers. 22 W. Hubbard St.
31st Running of the Arlington Million Saturday, August 17, 12:45 p.m.
Arlington Park’s most celebrated horse race returns this weekend, as 13 contenders compete for the million-dollar prize. Inside the Million VIP Lounge, guests will enjoy a premium open bar and buffet, and music by a jazz trio featuring Marcin Fahmy. For $200 VIP, $250 premium tickets, call 847-870-7223; other tickets range from $20-$110, see arlingtonpark.com for all options. 2200 W. Euclid Ave., 847-385-7500
Air & Water Show at the W Lakeshore Saturday, August 17-Sunday, August 18; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Watch from the W Chicago Lakeshore as stunt planes and skydivers soar overhead during the Chicago Air and Water Show. The hotel offers two decks overlooking the lake; admission to its viewing party includes a cocktail, light bites, and a live feed of commentary from the legendary Herb Hunter. Purchase $25 tickets at brownpapertickets.com. 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-943-9200